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Michigan unions join environmentalists in call for infrastructure repair

More than the climate is changing. A packed town hall meeting on climate change and infrastructure needs showed a growing level of concern and unity between labor and the environmental movement.

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NY City Council passes family leave

By a 45-3 margin, the NYC Council on May 8 passed a bill mandating paid sick or family leave for millions of workers in thousands of businesses. The margin can override any threatened mayoral veto.

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Teachers win as state high court kills Louisiana voucher law

Another Republican statewide scheme to trash public schools and school teachers, especially unionized teachers, ran afoul of yet another state constitution.

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Thousands in San Jose call for immigration reform and workers' rights

Calls for justice for immigrants and rights for workers rang out all across San Jose as thousands marched three miles from predominantly Latino east San Jose to a rally at San Jose City Hall.

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30,000 march down Broadway in New York May Day event

Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.

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Today in labor history: Mother Jones was born May 1, 1837

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a labor and community organizer. A fiery orator, brave and determined heroine to millions of workers.

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Report: Food on American tables costs a life a day

The food on your dining table comes at a particularly high price, and we don't mean in dollars and cents; we mean in lives.

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City Council funds jobs center for Oakland Army Base redevelopment

A major milestone was passed April 16 in the long struggle to win jobs for local workers in redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.

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Today in labor history: Cesar Chavez died

Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW  achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.

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Senate immigration bill hailed

Last week's unprecedented march on Washington D.C. to "Keep Families Together" through immigration reform has borne its first fruit, immigrant rights activists are saying.

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